You ever feel this way – inadequate?
Like all the words that come through clacking keys
Out of your brain are not enough to speak,
Don’t quite deserve whatever praise they get.

You’re not experienced enough – not yet –
To speak of high and hard and ancient things,
And some are better than you’ll ever be,
And wherefore then this confidence?

Well, I don’t know, maybe it’s true; but still,
My God delights to use the weak, His plan
Fulfilled by those who were inadequate.
And if He’s called me to weave words, He will
Give grace that’s greater than the thoughts of man.
I know my God will make me adequate.

Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God, who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. (2 Corinthians 3:5-6)

One Comment

  1. Pingback: The Purpose of a Writer (and Anybody Else) – Katherine Forster

Join the conversation!